Blog: “Dispatch from the Edge”: February 17, 2017

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Anita Sorenson

February 17, 2017    6th week after Epiphany

Jesus is our salvation,

the radiance of the God we cannot see,

the unquenchable fire of love,

the one for whom the angels sing.

The Holy One of God, the true and ever,

the eternal High Priest,

the Lord of the Ages,

the glory of God.

Jesus is also our brother, and as such he takes his place beside us, to teach us the path we must follow to reach the invisible. And to make sure that we understand, he translates into visible terms the invisible things he has seen— as man he acts as God would act; he introduces the ways of the family of God on to the earth and into the family of man.

Carlo Carretto   In Search of the Beyond

In two weeks, we will celebrate Ash Wednesday as a community and enter into the Lenten season before Easter. This is traditionally an opportunity for prayer, fasting and reflection on Christ, forty days of refocusing our lives to be more in line with Jesus and the new family that God has created in Him. Who is the Jesus on whom you have staked your life? What might he have to say to you and to our church family in these holy days to come?

 Grace and Peace,

 Anita Sorenson

Pastor for Spiritual Formation

 

Keep these opportunities to gather together in mind over the next few weeks:

The Nixon Group: February 17th

The Nixon Group will be on Friday, February 17th, 6pm. Location rotates, so contact Steve or Nancy Stuckey.

 

Baked Potato Night: February 19th

Baked Potato Night will be on Sunday, February 19th, 4pm, at Anita Sorenson's home.

 

Family-Friendly Potluck: February 26th

Community Family-Friendly Potluck is Sunday, February 26th, 4pm, at the home of the Heuers. 

 

Women's Book Club: February 28th

We will meet Tuesday, February 28, from 7:30-9pm in the Corner House to discuss "Defending Jacob". Newcomers are always welcome. For more information, please contact Jennifer Mawhorter (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)).  

 

Lenten Focus: Neighborhood Listening

During Lent our all-church, inter-departmental emphasis will be on listening to our neighbors.

 

Neighborhood Treasure Hunt

Sat., Feb. 25th • 10-2 pm • Gathering Place

For the whole church—all ages!

Explore our neighborhood to find hidden treasures we overlook every day (there will be shorter & longer walks available). Bring $$ for lunch as we'll eat out. We'll finish our fun event by "mapping" our neighborhood & choosing new spiritual disciplines of listening & noticing.

 Feb. 26th thru April 15: Lenten disciplines: groups of 2 or more practice disciplines to notice & listen.

 • 9 am Sundays, Feb. 26th thru April 9th: Journey to the Cross, photo edition! PasCov youth team up with kids' for photo scavenger hunts; bring a digital camera.

 • Neighborhood BBQ: Sat., April 22nd 10-2 pm: We will invite our neighbors to join us for a BBQ in the parking lot. We need lots of volunteers to help!

 Sanctuary of Women: March 5 - April 16

Images of God in Scripture include feminine metaphors as a midwife, a woman in labor, and a breastfeeding mother. Join us for a prayerful, contemplative 7 week class in the Corner House (starting March 5 and culminating on Easter Sunday, April 16) in which we hope to center ourselves on these feminine metaphors and connect with Mother God in new ways. More information will follow soon, but please contact Brittany Burian (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))  or Lisa Carruthers (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) with questions or if childcare is needed.

 

 

Memorial Information for John Wood

 

Friday, March 3

4:30–7:00pm

Viewing at Oakdale Mortuary, open to anyone who wishes to come and go or stay as long as they want during that time.

Oakdale Memorial Park and Mortuary

1401 S. Grand Ave.

Glendora, CA 91740

(626-691-2000; "funeral director": Juan Velasco)

 

Saturday, March 4

9:00am

Graveside service at Oakdale (John Notehelfer)

11:00am

Memorial service at Pasadena Covenant Church

followed by a lunch reception

 

Koinonia Prayer & Praise potluck: March 5th

Koinonia Prayer & Praise potluck is Sunday, March 5th, 6pm, at the Atherton. 

 

Upcoming Preacher Schedule:

February 19th – Ron Short

February 26th – Rob Johnston

March 5th – Ron Short